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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology[321 Studios]

Presumably the answer is that the authority was given to the DVDCCA to 
authorize manufacturers to decrypt in the course of normal operations of 
DVDCCA-allowed players.

Or they just don't get it, which seems a bit more likely to me.

> 	The opinion cites Corley (272 F.3d at 444) and says "This
> Court agrees with the Corley court that the purchase of a DVD does not
> give to the purchaser the authority of the copyright holder to decrypt
> CSS."
> 	Does the court still not realize that decryption is necessary
> in order to view?
> A. I have purchased a DVD. 
> B. I have purchased licensed DVD player hardware.
> C. I have signed no license agreement with the DVDCCA.
> D. In order to view the content on the DVD, it must somehow be
> 	decrypted.
> Decryption does not occur magically; it is performed by my computer at
> my instruction. The computer is a proxy for my action, not an actor
> itself. If, as the court opines, the combination of (A & B) does not
> confer *upon me* the "authority of the copyright holder" which is
> required to decrypt, and furthermore given (C); how am I legally clear
> of the DMCA when (D) occurs as I play my DVD?
> 	Have I missed a court opinion somewhere along the line that
> explains this?
> 		Ole
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